A recent survey conducted by LankaPropertyWeb.com and the Real-estate Intelligence Unit (RIU) indicates that the majority of Sri Lankans prefer to invest in Real Estate, as opposed to the stock market or bank savings. In one of the most detailed ground surveys carried out about the Sri Lankan Real Estate Sector, 44.1% of respondents said that they prefer to invest in Real Estate as opposed to the 33.9% who preferred to invest in Fixed Deposits, while 22% indicated their allegiance towards investing in Stocks and Trusts.
The notification was published under section 11 in the September 02 government gazette notification and the Amendment Act has been named as the Bill Amendment Restrictions Act, No. 38 of 2014.
The Amendment bill has proposed the abolition of the land tax from January 01, 2016.
According to the land tax that was effective from January 01, 2013, if land is being to a foreigner or a company where foreign shares are over 50%, of the tax payable, 15% is charged as a land tax.
Source: Sri Lanka Mirror